Margot Robbie says she doesn't understand 'slutty' Halloween costumes
Margot Robbie has had a meteoric rise as an actress. The young Australian broke out in The Wolf of Wall Street, and has been an A-lister ever since, starring in her own lead roles and basically stealing the show in Suicide Squad. Jared Leto may have been somewhat cringe as the Joker, but Robbie was great as Harley Quinn, as you can clearly see by the absurd number of people who dressed up as her for Halloween, Comic-Con, or just in regular life.
Harley Quinn's costume may be iconic, but Robbie herself has said that she doesn't quite get it. In an interview with W magazine, Robbie told us all how she really feels about Halloween costumes that she considers, well, 'slutty'.
"Every Halloween I dress as a guy character because they are always the most fun. From day one, I never got the Halloween slutty costumes." She went on to say: "I thought, surely, everybody is going to cover up. But every other woman was in lingerie."
Now, let's not dog-pile on her right away. The word 'slutty' is not necessarily derogative, and Robbie may have meant it as a term of empowerment/endearment, a la slutwalk. Talking about her own personal preferences, that was just the word that seemed perfect for the time.
As for Robbie's guy costume?
"I went out as Jason from Friday the 13th, with my jumpsuit and machete."
Well, that sounds intimidating. But what do you think? Is Robbie out of line for criticizing 'slutty' costumes, or is she just giving her two cents, without judging, but rather just being puzzled, by those who opt to dress scantily?
However, Robbie does encourage one group of people to dress up as Harley Quinn - men.
"I’ve always dressed up as guy characters, so to think that guys are now trying to take on Harley because she’s the coolest and the craziest—that’s pretty awesome. So many guys dressed up as her, which is my favorite thing."
She really encourages people to cross gender boundaries, which seems pretty prog, progressive. If men dressed u as Harley, with the short shorts, and women dressed up as Jason, with the giant imposing machete and hockey mask, well, maybe you'd have a society without gender roles! At least, for Halloween.
Would you dress up as Harley Quinn for another Halloween? The character will be seeing no shortage of screen time, as she is slated to appear alongside The Joker in a 2019 film portraying their twisted, abusive, horrible relationship. We hope DC will have the good sense to make Quinn stand up against The Joker, or make The Joker a more nuanced character who actually cares for her.
Either way, you'll be seeing much more of both Harley Quinn and Margot Robbie. In 2018 you'll be hearing her voice in the film Peter Rabbit, an animation of the legendary children's book character. It seems that no frontier, live action, animated or Halloween, can escape Robbie's charm. And why would you want to? She's one of the biggest and best female actresses of our day.